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Posted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:14 am
by el caballo loco
Props to the bot for the fifteen-year thread bump!

Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:35 pm
by Minicar

answered my own question (from AMG)

Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:21 pm
by princess buttercup
Formed 1999
Years Active
Group Members Joe Winkle Brandon Butler Derry Deborja Vin Novarra John Wall
Genres Rock
Styles Americana, Indie Rock, Lo-Fi
Tones Reflective, Wistful, Bittersweet, Intimate, Earnest

Evoking the ghosts of Neil Young, Pink Floyd, and Nebraska-era Bruce Springsteen, the five members of Canyon are individuals who have made their own reinvention into an art form. The band, featuring members of emo rock forerunners Boys Life and Farewell Bend and Slowdime Records founder John Wall, uses the standard lineup of acoustic guitar, bass, and drums to construct simple skeletons of country rock ballads, and proves to be a far cry from their former musical endeavors. Adding lap steel, harmonium, horns, and keyboards to these structures, Canyon produces lush, spacious arrangements that, while deeply rooted in the balladic side of American rock, have influences across the board. The element that is surprisingly absent, however, is that of the members' former projects, and while Canyon's targets seem centered in the audiences of independent music, they would more easily be placed next to spacey balladeers like Low, Mohave 3, Slowdive, or Ida than any of the respective members' former projects. With a membership that includes Brandon Butler on guitar, lap steel, and harmonica; Joe Winkle on electric and acoustic guitars, harmonium, and lap steel; Derry Deborja on Fender Rhodes and accordion; Vin Novarra on percussion; and John Wall singing and playing guitar (with obvious attention to the Springsteen school of delivery), Canyon also occasionally employs trumpeter Amy Heath and vocalist Yalan Pipillions. In the end, their sound combines the grit of the Americana greats and the reverb-heavy, low-fi charm of indie balladeers. They originally formed in Washington, D.C., in late 1999 and released a self-titled full-length record on Slowdime Records in January 2001. The eponymous release was recorded at Trans Am's National Recording Studio in Washington, D.C. The band followed the release of their debut with a series of short regional and national tours in the spring and summer of 2001. Later that same year, their debut was reissued by the Gern Blandsten label, who also released the band's follow up, Empty Rooms in 2002. A clear step forward from the tentative sound of their first album, Empty Rooms was also followed by a steady tour schedule that resulted in their first live album, Canyon Live in NYC.


Posted: Mon Aug 04, 2003 12:19 pm
by princess buttercup
do they have names?

Posted: Sun Aug 03, 2003 7:17 am
by Guinness
Aw Halfy heh he...

Eric Heywood was there on pedal steel too.

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 7:42 pm
by half-n-half
what Jay F. does on his own time is his private sicko!

jay's line up for this tour?

Posted: Sat Aug 02, 2003 7:23 pm
by small_robot
i missed the show in it just jay and mark or does he have others playing with him?